Review: Mistletoe Murder by: Leslie Meier

by - Monday, December 15, 2014

Title: Mistletoe Murder
Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Lucy Stone #1
Pages: 209
Format: Paperback
Source: Birthday Present


As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right.

Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for–a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself…

My Thoughts:

This is the first in the Lucy Stone series which follows Lucy and her friends and family as they get ready for Christmas.  The founder of Country Cousins a business where people call in orders Sam Miller is found dead what first appears to be suicide turns into a murder mystery.

Lucy finds herself wanting answers to who killed Sam?  Was it his brother?  Or maybe a disgruntle town resident?  Or maybe his wife?

This was a great cozy mystery that really set up the series.  It dragged you in and wouldn't let go until the mystery was solved.  I enjoyed reading about Lucy her family and friends they were a refreshing change to some cozies out there!

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